Dropbox - the free, cloud-based file-sharing system that allows collaborators to share documents, spreadsheets, photos, and other material without all the tedious back-and- forth emailing - is currently 50 million users strong. And it’s simplifying life for meeting and event planners around the world. Keith Johnston, publisher and blogger at plannerwire.net, recently shared the Dropbox add-ons he’s found to be most useful for events professionals. Here are a few:
Dropbox Folder Sync Allows you to sync a folder on your computer that is not a Dropbox folder - simply right-click the folder and select “Sync With Dropbox.” Now any files you add or delete from the folder will automatically sync with your Dropbox.
IFTTT Standing for “if this, then that” (and pronounced like “gift” without the “g”), this add-on allows you to create triggers based on your behavior that will send things to your Dropbox. For example, you can set it so that every time you upload a photo to Twitter or Facebook, it automatically will also go to Dropbox. Perfect for keeping track of event photos.
DROPitTOme Allows anyone, whether they have a Dropbox account or not, to upload files directly to your Dropbox folder using a secure link and password. This can be especially useful when working with sponsors, advertisers, or conference speakers who need to send you materials.
For more information: convn.org/dropbox-add-ons